June 2000

In This Issue:

Portugal Day

For a taste of authentic Portuguese food, wine and culture, there are plenty of Portuguese enclaves here in the US. In honor of Portugal's national holiday this June 10, Joshua Greene and Tara Q. Thomas lead a gastronomic tour of Newark, NJ's Little Lisbon.

Letters from Bordeaux

Fiona Morrison MW reports from Pomerol on the latest maneuverings in the Bordeaux trade, as chateaux prepare for the en primeur offering of their '99s.

Value Brands of the Year

Looking for the most reliable wine buys under $10? Taylor Antrim and Tara Q. Thomas profile W&S's top-performing value brands, both American and imported.

Northwest Connection

What are the essential foods for Washington State merlot? Bill St. John consults author and chef Greg Atkinson and wine guru Rob Bigelow of Seattle's Canlis.

Two Views of Napa

Bob Steinhauer grows grapes for the giant Beringer Winery, while David Abreu works with tiny cult operations. Each shares his personal philosophy with Rod Smith.

Total Tequila

David Lynch ventures to Jalisco, Mexico for an up-close look at the plants, places and people shaping the inimitable personality of Tequila.

June Tasting Stats
Top 10 Merlot
Value Varietals Regional Blends
American Merlot
American New Releases
Imported New Releases